Pragma has developed downhole technology to enhance production proﬁles in conventional and steam assisted recovery applications.
The Pragma machine learning enabled Production Optimisation Valve is a revolutionary new concept for enhancing ﬂow proﬁles under all possible scenarios and is the world’s ﬁrst truly smart ﬂow control valve.
The project, partly funded by the OGTC, will develop a compact device that allows for continuous monitoring of the ﬂuid entering and exiting it. This allows for real-time, reactive and automatic choking of ﬂow in response to properties such as viscosity, density, temperature, pressure, resistivity or capacitance. Pragma believes that this is the most applicable and achievable ﬁrst use for artiﬁcially intelligent devices in a downhole environment in the near future. Pragma’s solution will bring a step change to the industry for production management that will maximise recovery in new and depleted ﬁelds.
The Pragma Steam Assisted Recovery Inﬂow Control Valve is being developed for use in steam ﬂood and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) applications.
Its simple and robust design, with only a single moving part, is capable of completely shutting oﬀ steam breakthrough and maintaining a low steam/oil ratio throughout the well life. The valve contains components proven in other industries for use in harsh environments, with thousands of usage cycles and no degradation in performance. The steam assisted recovery inﬂow control valve will allow unprecedented simpliﬁcation of reservoir models for well planning and optimisation with its straightforward functionality. Pragma believes this technology has the capability of making a signiﬁcant impact on the economics of steam assisted recovery operations.